Our friends at the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) just released this video discussing the importance of soft skills for internal auditors. One of their key points is that being an internal auditor is more than just reporting facts. It involves building relationships, telling a story, and selling the service of internal auditing
We agree, and in fact we believe that all accounting professionals need strong soft skills. In today’s world, communicating and building relationships is as important as knowing the technical ins and outs of accounting.